Exclusive: July's Top 100 Best-Selling Comics

DC Entertainment's Dark Days: The CastingThe mystery deepens for Batman and his allies in Dark Days: The Casting #1 by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Andy Kubert, Jim Lee, and John Romita, Jr., DC Entertainment's prelude to their Dark Nights: Metal and the best-selling comic book of July.

DC Entertainment had three titles among the top ten. In addition to Dark Days: The Casting #1, Tom King and Mikel Janin's Batman #26, the second chapter of "The War of Jokes and Riddles," ranked #3 and King and Clay Mann's Batman #27, the third chapter in the storyline, ranked #4.

Marvel Comics had six titles in the top ten, led by Charles Soule and Jim Cheung's Astonishing X-Men #1 at #2, followed by Nick Spencer and Leinil Francis Yu's Secret Empire #6 at #5, Spencer and Andrea Sorrentino's Secret Empire #7 at #6, Jason Aaron and Salvador Larroca's Star Wars #33 at #7, Cullen Bunn and Dalibor Talajic's Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe Again #1 at #8, and Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli's Spider-Men II #1 at #10.

Image Comics rounded out the top ten with Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's The Walking Dead #169 at #9.

Among the premier publishers, Dark Horse Comics' Neil Gaiman's American Gods: Shadows #5 was their top book at #94, while IDW Publishing's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Usagi Yojimbo One-Shot was the publisher's top ranked book at #145.

TOP 100 COMIC BOOKS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in July 2017

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR
1 DARK DAYS THE CASTING #1 $4.99 MAY170193-M DC
2 ASTONISHING X-MEN #1 $4.99 MAY170806-M MAR
3 BATMAN #26 $2.99 MAY170211-M DC
4 BATMAN #27 $2.99 MAY170213-M DC
5 SECRET EMPIRE #6 $4.99 MAY170763-M MAR
6 SECRET EMPIRE #7 $3.99 MAY170769-M MAR
7 STAR WARS #33 $3.99 MAY170924-M MAR
8 DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE AGAIN #1 $3.99 MAY170819-M MAR
9 WALKING DEAD #169 (MR) $2.99 MAY170730 IMA
10 SPIDER-MEN II #1 $3.99 MAY170813-M MAR
11 ALL STAR BATMAN #12 $4.99 MAY170200-M DC
12 STAR WARS DARTH VADER #3 $3.99 MAY170927-M MAR
13 STAR WARS DARTH MAUL #5 $3.99 APR171122-M MAR
14 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #30 SE $3.99 MAY170784-M MAR
15 DETECTIVE COMICS #960 $2.99 MAY170223-M DC
16 DETECTIVE COMICS #961 $2.99 MAY170225-M DC
17 PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #2 $3.99 MAY170840-M MAR
18 FLASH #26 $2.99 MAY170227-M DC
19 FLASH #27 $2.99 MAY170229-M DC
20 X-MEN GOLD #7 SE $3.99 MAY170802-M MAR
21 JUSTICE LEAGUE #24 $2.99 MAY170249-M DC
22 JUSTICE LEAGUE #25 $3.99 MAY170251-M DC
23 SUPERMAN #26 $2.99 MAY170271-M DC
24 EDGE OF VENOMVERSE #2 $3.99 MAY170843-M MAR
25 SUPERMAN #27 $2.99 MAY170273-M DC
26 X-MEN BLUE #7 SE $3.99 MAY170798-M MAR
27 OLD MAN LOGAN #26 $3.99 MAY170909-M MAR
28 X-MEN GOLD #8 SE $3.99 MAY170804 MAR
29 WONDER WOMAN #26 $2.99 MAY170285-M DC
30 WONDER WOMAN #27 $2.99 MAY170287-M DC
31 DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE AGAIN #2 $3.99 MAY170823-M MAR
32 SAGA #45 (MR) $2.99 MAY170710 IMA
33 EDGE OF VENOMVERSE #3 $3.99 MAY170845-M MAR
34 ACTION COMICS #983 $2.99 MAY170196-M DC
35 X-MEN BLUE #8 SE $3.99 MAY170801 MAR
36 ACTION COMICS #984 $2.99 MAY170198-M DC
37 DEADPOOL #33 SE $3.99 MAY170786-M MAR
38 HARLEY QUINN #23 $2.99 MAY170243-M DC
39 WEAPON X #5 WMD $3.99 MAY170905-M MAR
40 TITANS #13 $3.99 MAY170281-M DC
41 MIGHTY THOR #21 $3.99 MAY170827-M MAR
42 STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #9 $3.99 MAY170929-M MAR
43 HARLEY QUINN #24 $2.99 MAY170245-M DC
44 CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #19 SE $3.99 MAY170777-M MAR
45 STAR WARS DOCTOR APHRA #10 $3.99 MAY170931-M MAR
46 SUICIDE SQUAD #21 $2.99 MAY170265-M DC
47 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #10 $2.99 MAY170253-M DC
48 DEFENDERS #3 $3.99 MAY170863-M MAR
49 SUICIDE SQUAD #22 $2.99 MAY170267-M DC
50 WEAPON X #6 WMD $3.99 MAY170908 MAR
51 SUPER SONS #6 $3.99 MAY170275-M DC
52 NIGHTWING #24 $2.99 MAY170259-M DC
53 TEEN TITANS #10 $3.99 MAY170279-M DC
54 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #11 $2.99 MAY170255-M DC
55 VENOM #152 $3.99 MAY170847-M MAR
56 ALL NEW WOLVERINE #22 $3.99 MAY170911-M MAR
57 NIGHTWING #25 $3.99 MAY170261-M DC
58 AVENGERS #9 SE $3.99 MAY170779-M MAR
59 STAR WARS POE DAMERON #17 $3.99 MAY170934-M MAR
60 SPIDER-MAN #18 $3.99 MAY170853-M MAR
61 DOCTOR STRANGE #23 SE $3.99 MAY170791-M MAR
62 DEADPOOL #34 SE $3.99 MAY170789-M MAR
63 HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #24 $2.99 MAY170239-M DC
64 SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #19 $3.99 MAY170851 MAR
65 HAL JORDAN AND THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #25 $3.99 MAY170241-M DC
66 UNCANNY AVENGERS #25 SE $4.99 MAY170796-M MAR
67 TRINITY #11 $3.99 MAY170283-M DC
68 GREEN LANTERNS #26 $2.99 MAY170235-M DC
69 DAREDEVIL #23 $3.99 MAY170866-M MAR
70 GREEN LANTERNS #27 $2.99 MAY170237-M DC
71 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #9 $3.99 MAY170832-M MAR
72 CABLE #3 $3.99 MAY170913-M MAR
73 BLACK PANTHER #16 $3.99 MAY170881-M MAR
74 BATMAN THE SHADOW #4 $3.99 MAY170290-M DC
75 ALL NEW GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #5 $3.99 MAY170894-M MAR
76 THANOS #9 $3.99 MAY170897-M MAR
77 AQUAMAN #26 $3.99 MAY170203-M DC
78 TRUE BELIEVERS AMAZING FANTASY STARRING SPIDER-MAN #1 $1.00 MAR178048 MAR
79 CHAMPIONS #10 SE $3.99 MAY170782-M MAR
80 GREEN ARROW #26 $2.99 MAY170231-M DC
81 SEVEN TO ETERNITY #7 $3.99 APR170872-M IMA
82 SPIDER-MAN MASTER PLAN #1 $3.99 MAY170837-M MAR
83 GREEN ARROW #27 $2.99 MAY170233-M DC
84 JEAN GREY #4 $3.99 MAY170919-M MAR
85 RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #12 $3.99 MAY170263-M DC
86 GO GO POWER RANGERS #1 $3.99 MAY171212-M BOO
87 PUNISHER #14 $3.99 MAY170873-M MAR
88 DAREDEVIL #24 $3.99 MAY170868 MAR
89 INFAMOUS IRON MAN #10 $3.99 MAY170831 MAR
90 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #9 $3.99 MAY170850 MAR
91 DEATHSTROKE #21 $3.99 MAY170221-M DC
92 BATWOMAN #5 $3.99 MAY170215-M DC
93 STAR WARS ROGUE ONE ADAPTATION #4 $3.99 MAY170933 MAR
94 NEIL GAIMAN AMERICAN GODS SHADOWS #5 (MR) $3.99 MAY170017-M DAR
95 ALL NEW GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #6 $3.99 MAY170896 MAR
96 TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #21 WMD $3.99 MAY170907 MAR
97 BATMAN BEYOND #10 $3.99 MAY170209-M DC
98 WILD STORM #6 $3.99 MAY170300-M DC
99 GENERATION X #4 $3.99 MAY170916-M MAR
100 IRON FIST #5 $3.99 MAY170869-M MAR

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How does Diamond calculate the charts? It all starts at the comic book shop.

Data for Diamond’s sales charts — which includes the monthly market shares and all top product charts — are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from sales made to thousands of comic book specialty shops located in North America and around the world.  Additional sales made to online merchants and other specialty stores may be included as well.

Unit and dollar market shares are calculated based upon orders for comic books, graphic novels, and magazines invoiced and shipped to Diamond customers during any given month, which comprises pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable. Please note that comics marked with an asterisk (*) have had their reported quantities reduced due to retailer returnability, and thus may rank lower on the charts than their actual sales would reflect.

About the Diamond Sales Index: The Sales Index of selected monthly Best Seller Charts is presented as a comparative tool for retailers and publishers. It presents Diamond’s monthly sales for individual titles in relation to Diamond’s total sales for the issue of DC Comics' monthly Batman comic book. (Batman is used as the control title – with a value of 100 – because sales of Batman usually remain relatively stable. This month, as Batman did not ship, Convergence #8 from DC Entertainment was used as the control index.) This allows for easy comparison to other titles and helps retailers gauge their orders for all other titles. This formula is only a guide, other factors may impact a titles’ ability to sell in certain locations and clientele.

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